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Lake Norman
  • Largest manmade lake in North Carolina
  • Formed in 1964 with completion of Cowan's Ford Dam
  • Total surface area of 32,510 acres
  • 90 miles of shoreline in Mecklenburg County
  • Provides drinking water for Mooresville, Charlotte-Mecklenburg and Lincoln County
  • Water stays in Lake Norman for more than 200 days before flowing through the dam and into Mountain Island Lake
Interstate 77 crosses over beautiful Lake Norman in the northeastern section of Mecklenburg County. 
Lake Use Support Index (LUSI) map for Lake Norman

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